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Friday, November 25, 2016


I am so GRATEFUL for TPT and the success it has brought over the past  years.
 It's my turn to give back in 2 different ways. 

FIRST: Save 50% on one of my favorite bundles.
 A BIG Thank You to all my customers! http://bit.ly/2fMLW9M 

SECOND: My profits from "Give Back Friday" will be used to buy hats, mittens and hats for children in my hometown, because every child needs to be warm during the winter season.

Help me spread the LOVE this Christmas season to kids going through a tough time in their life. Use #GiveBackFriday on TPT to find other teachers who are also giving back.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Literacy Centers for Word Work

November is coming to an end...
 Do you have your December Literacy Centers all ready?
Kids love the independence of completing ELA skills and you will love the
easy organization and quick assessment!!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Black and White Math Stations for the Whole Year

It's a BIG BUNDLE of
 Black and White Math Stations
 for the entire year.   
Save your colored ink!! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Silly Similes

We had a ball today learning about similes.
I didn't have too many that were familiar with the topic... 
so we watched a Brain Pop Jr.  
read a couple of darling books 
and created a page for our spiral.

It was hilarious hearing their "similes" on the way out to recess.
"I'm going to run as fast as my brown dog, Lacy."
I love my job!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Weber State University Class

I had a fun time presenting to Weber State University.
Thank you Mrs. Jessen for thinking of me and my organized chaos ;)
The topic today was
"What my classroom looks like and why it matters."

I was asked WHAT was in my portfolios... here is a link to see a bit.

Scholastic's The First Thanksgiving & Booklet

Scholastic has a wonderful post regarding The First Thanksgiving Lesson Plans and Materials.  I used and explored them last year.  Wow!!

I am so excited to share this part of history with my kids this year.
We have a few Ipads in our classroom now and I'm planning on grouping them around the technology.  Scholastic has provided many links for the kids to explore.
I also plan on using the projector to discuss and share some of the material whole group.

The lesson plans are quite nice also.  I've printed it off and plan to follow the K-2.
It invites the kids and class to create various T charts, Venn Diagrams and share the thoughts and new knowledge.  I love the idea...so for easy management (for me and the kids ;)  I created this booklet using the information from Scholastic.

Anyone planning to use this site is welcome to use the booklet I created
to go along with it... it is found here for free!

Turr-ific Common and Proper Nouns

Looking for a review for common and proper nouns...
this little mini lesson is tur-ific!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

File Folder Literacy Centers ALL YEAR Completed!

Oh happy day in my office!!!
This year long product is complete.
Thank you for your patience with this growing bundle!!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Turr-ific Game Boards

My kiddos enjoy practicing their math facts while playing these 
easy to prepare,
easy to understand, 
easy to supply game boards.

Just uploaded TURR-ific game boards... 
one for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Turr- ific bundle for November

This bundle of November fun is priced at a turf-ific price for a bit.
Regular price is $11 but on sale for $6!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Literacy and Math Stations

A couple of new products for November were uploaded for the new month.
If you purchased the Growing Bundle of File Folder Literacy Centers be sure to re-download your purchase to include the newest set!!